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Dhoni behind bowlers' problems

Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting have taken the game beyond India's reach, and once again MS Dhoni has hindered his bowlers rather than helping them, says Ian Chappell after the second day's play at the SCG (00:00)

Interviewer: Daniel Brettig

January 4, 2012

Posted by cric828 on (January 4, 2012, 20:24 GMT)

I agree with Mr.Chapel about Dhoni. Not having sense of urgancy when it comes to Test Cricket. We have seen in England and now in Australia. He don't have any attacking plan or how to use bowler. He never run down bowler and talk to them. Also no one from team try to encourage any bowler.

Any one can tell when you have low score, you should come out with lots of courage and plan. Every session they should have plan plan it Mr. Dhoni. This is not T20. This is TEST CRICKET. Best of luck for rest tour....

Posted by Burgeo74 on (January 4, 2012, 19:47 GMT)

He's a doomsayer because India are doomed

Posted by Alexk400 on (January 4, 2012, 17:34 GMT)

Ian chappell nailed it again. When zaheer khan was taking wickets one end , i saw yadav and sharma always on to pads or leg side. When aussies go the wickets they never bowled at bads. Almost zilch. They made indians drive the ball. What happened to indian think tank. People say i am always critical of Indian team , well i want india to fight. When clarke and ponting arrived at the crease , i saw something that they intend to stay and fight. Indian bowlers bowled to strength of carke and ponting. People say pitched eased blah blah. It is not. If aussie bowl again second inning , india will be all out for 200. DOn't come tell pitch suddenly lively again. hahaha. People with excuses always gona come with many. I like dhoni as a leader of the team but he lacks tactical acumen and rely on hunch , his hunches not working in overseas , young bowlers need direction and at present they are bowling like headless chickens. Pathetic to watch. This series is over for india. 4-0 is 100%.

Posted by ShanTheFanOfSachin on (January 4, 2012, 15:57 GMT)

Big series' are always about how strong you are mentally and how weak you make your opponents' mind.

This is exactly how the great Aussie team used to win matches. Barring the India tour(where they lost the series after winning the first game), wherever they travelled they set the tone right from the first game in every aspect.more importantly the aggression shown by the captain.

I am sorry, Dhoni has played miserably in all the aspects.He let the Aussies off the hook at Melbourne by his poor and defensive captaincy.

Then the core batting has failed badly and the captain is only trying to divert the issue.He seems to have lost that focus and showing somewhat a laid back approach.

And the core issue of our batsmen's failure.Except Dravid and Sachin,top 7 averages less than 30 vs AUS,ENG,SA away from home(past 2 years); Yet their place in the team is perfectly safe.I think age is catching up,affecting their reflexes which is crucial for your batting technique

Posted by   on (January 4, 2012, 12:56 GMT)

No, the world doesn't need more doomsayers of Indian cricket. Thats why it will reach its end quickly on its own so that there will be no need of any more of its doomsayers. /frustrated Indian fan

Posted by baskar_guha on (January 4, 2012, 10:51 GMT)

Ian Chappell - the doomsayer of Indian cricket. Does the world need more of these?

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